U.S. Army Military District of Washington

Twilight Tattoo

Experience a glimpse into history through the eyes of the American Soldier during the 2021 Twilight Tattoo web series.

The U.S. Army’s Twilight Tattoo is a live-action military pageant featuring Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington’s ceremonial units, the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." The show features performances by The U.S. Army Blues, The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The U.S. Army Voices, the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard, The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and the U.S. Army Drill Team. Twilight Tattoo is appropriate for school-age children and enjoyed by all ages! Learn more about the participating units and Twilight Tattoo history.


2021 Twilight Tattoo Web Series

Join the Soldiers of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington Wednesday evenings in May and June as we explore history through the eyes of the American Soldier. Each week at 7 p.m. EST, we’ll premiere a 10-minute episode on our official website, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Page. Watch the latest episode below and visit our Episode Guide for more details and all the episodes.

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2022 Twilight Tattoo Season

The U.S. Army Military District of Washington plans to return with our traditional hour-long, live-action public program at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall in May and June of 2022. We will continue to follow DoD guidelines and CDC recommendations in order to ensure the safety of our Soldiers, Families, Department of the Army Civilians, Contractors, and our community. Please continue to check our website and social media for updates and Twilight Tattoo highlights. E-mail for 2022 group reservations.

2021 Web Series

  • May 5 - Revolutionary Beginnings: A Professional Army Emerges
  • May 12 -The Growth of America: The Army and Westward Expansion
  • May 19 -Entering the World Stage: World War I 
  • May 26 -The Army’s Fighting Spirit: World War II 
  • June 2 -Courage and Commitment: Korea
  • June 9 - Army Birthday Week Twilight Tattoo Livestream
  • June 16 - Modernization & Professionalism: Vietnam & Post-Vietnam
  • June 23 - Modern Warfare: Desert Storm/ 9/11 / Afghanistan & Iraq
  • June 30 - Today’s Army & The Future: Our People

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